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Lord Carlile unlikely to get entry into India

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BNP Chairperson's legal consultant Lord Alex Carlile is unlikely to get entry into India as the country 'does not want to see any harm' in its ongoing friendly relations with Bangladesh.

Indian High Commission in Dhaka made a strong recommendation to New Delhi seeking non-entry of Lord Carlile who reportedly also sided with war criminals in the past, a diplomatic source in New Delhi said, reports UNB.

He was supposed to visit New Delhi this week and deliver speech through a press conference at Foreign Correspondents Club on July 13.

Diplomatic sources said Lord Carlile wants to criticise Bangladesh's court verdicts and might make statement against the Bangladesh government using India's land.

Bangladesh has been maintaining a policy of not allowing anybody to use its land by anybody against India.

Being informed about Lord Carlile's plan, the government officials had a meeting with officials of Indian High Commission in Dhaka and conveyed its observations, said a diplomatic source.

Both sides agreed that if Lord Carlile makes statement against Bangladesh government from New Delhi, it might create a problem in Dhaka-Delhi relations.

Lord Carlile, a member of the House of Lords of the British Parliament, is a barrister and one of the leading legal experts in the UK.

He was appointed by the UK wing of the party to advise Khaleda's legal team on 36 cases against Khaleda, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir announced on March 20.

The announcement came less than two months after Khaleda was sentenced to five years in jail in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.

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